Re: possible eloquence solution

Steve Nutt


You can understand that. Someone could make a portable copy on any Drive D, get a copy of Eloquence and have it speak for free, if it were allowed to speak on unlicenced machines.

All the best


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Richard Wells
Sent: 18 July 2018 18:08
Subject: Re: [nvda] possible eloquence solution

The other major issue for me with using Authorized Eloquence is accessing NVDA Portable. If Eloquence is the default synthesizer in the portable NVDA, it won't speak on an unlicensed machine. This also goes for Nuance high-quality voices.

On 7/18/2018 3:23 AM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
My issue and my only issue with product activation licences in general
is the fact that depending how they are constructed ie eloquence, that
you have to deactivate it on each major update, thats fine in reality
however because there is a 6 month basically new os update it gets a
bit well annoying there should be a way to assign a licence to your
machine or in the case of win10 an account or something.

And it doesn't have to be like that.

For example windows manages to stay activated on each system update.


Then again maybe its not happened to me.

I have had on my cloud system I admin to reactivate the icloud and
some other accounts whenever I update my bios for example but still
everything stays up.

I also have issues where machines and licences have a 3 unit limit, in
a bit of software I use for dvd extraction, you assign your machine to
an id from an account online, if that changes you have to reassign
that machine to the single id but at least you can do it yourself as
many times as you need.

On 7/18/2018 6:52 PM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
Yes I'm sure you know that several attempts were made by nv access to
have a licence system that was not too onerous, but no. I do think
myself, that its rubbish but acknowledge a lot find it good. it
obviously is a personal thing.
I to do agree that modern voices are unintelligible at fast, even
moderate speeds.

I as you know made the variant Quincy for UK English espeak and am
happy with it in the main if they would stop mucking about with words
that sounded right before. However I do also feel that the speech
player in Espeak project was very good and I'd like to see somebody
take this up again to make it better for the US market. One has to
realise at the moment though that the biggest growth area for nvda is
the Indian Subcontinent, and maybe other languages than English.

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve Nutt"
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 4:31 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] possible eloquence solution

Why should they do this? You’re effectively stopping Code Factory
from making money. Just buy Eloquence and be done with it. Besides,
Microsoft wouldn’t maintain it.

All the best


From: <> On Behalf Of Josh
Sent: 17 July 2018 13:11
Subject: [nvda] possible eloquence solution

It seems like unless this problem is solved it will keep coming up.
So I just went into feedback hub and I recommend all of you do the
same. I wrote the following feedback to Microsoft.

Please purchase all rites to CodeFactory Nuance Eloquence TTS. Offer
it as a free downloadable sapi5 and OneCore voice addons under ease
of access in windows10. And on the Microsoft website as sapi5 for
windows7 users. Also please maintain the android version so it keeps
working and perhaps lower the price to $2 or $3. Nuance CodeFactory
licenses are too restrictive. Adding Eloquence to microsoft’s voice
portfolio would benefit those with hearing impairments. So if
Microsoft owned it, whenever you buy a copy of windows or a new pc,
you also pay for the rite to use eloquence on any pc you buy.and if
you don’t want it, you just do not go into ease of access and
download it. Nuance copyright is stuck back in the 80s and early 90s
and has to change. If not, this issue will probably keep cropping up.

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